Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Stat attack! Some Week 8 Pac-12 numbers
By Ted Miller
Some Pac-12 numbers for your review.
Number to the left is national rank.
2. Oregon, 57.6 points per game
6. Arizona State, 45.4
9. Oregon State, 44.1
20. UCLA, 39.8
2. Oregon, 643.1 yards per game
8. Oregon State, 515.9
12. Arizona State, 509.1
15. UCLA, 500.2
24. Washington, 481.9
2. Oregon, 332.4 yards per game
13. Arizona, 268.5
24. Washington, 211.9
2. Oregon State, 442.1
6. Washington State, 373.1
7. California, 359.9
12. Arizona State, 332.0
19. Oregon, 310.7
23. UCLA, 301.7
Note: At this time last season, Arizona led the Pac-12 and ranked fifth in the nation in passing offense with 368.3 yards per game, and just three teams averaged more than 300 yards passing per game. This season, nine teams average over 250 yards passing per game. In 2012, it was six.
12. Oregon, 17.3
18. UCLA, 19.2
21. Arizona, 19.8
25. Stanford, 20.4
16. USC, 333.9
23. Arizona State, 349.3
Yards yielded per play (FBS foes only)
8. Oregon, 4.46 yards per play
10. UCLA, 4.64
24. Stanford, 4.86
25. Arizona, 4.93
25. Washington, 4.93
31. USC, 5.07
Note: Washington's defense standing has plummeted the past two weeks. The Huskies were giving up just 14.8 points per game, which ranked 11th in the nation two weeks ago. Now they are at 24.6, which ranks 51st. They yielded 3.54 yards per play two weeks ago, which ranked third in the nation. Arizona has one of the most improve defenses in the nation. Last season, it gave up 35.3 points per game and ranked 11th in the Pac-12.
1. Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona, 161.o yards per game
8. Bishop Sankey, Washington, 131.6
19. Byron Marshall, Oregon, 106.6
20. Tyler Gaffney, Stanford, 106.9
23. Tre Madden, USC, 101.8
Note: Carey takes over for Sankey with the national lead after Sankey got shut down by Arizona State and Carey went for 236 yards against Utah. Marshall's surge has been great news for Oregon with De'Anthony Thomas out.
5. Marcus Mariota, Oregon
7. Sean Mannion, Oregon State
15. Kevin Hogan, Stanford
27. Brett Hundley, UCLA
Note: Big games for both Mariota and Mannion at home this week. Mariota is No. 1 in the nation with ESPN.com's total QBR rating and Mannion is 12th. Washington's Keith Price was 16th here two weeks ago. Now he's 35th.
Receiving yards per game
1. Brandin Cooks, Oregon State, 168.0
4. Paul Richardson, Colorado, 130.3
21. Chris Harper, California, 99.7
23. Jaelen Strong, Arizona State, 97.9
21. Dres Anderson, Utah, 102.0
Note: Cooks, the leading candidate for the Biletnikoff Award, also leads the nation with 12 touchdown catches.
Random notes: Seven Pac-12 quarterbacks rank among the nation's Top 25 in total offense, topped by Mannion at No. 1 and Mariota at No. 5... Arizona State RB Marion Grice leads the nation in scoring with 15.4 points per game. Cooks is second with 12 points per game... Stanford OLB Trent Murphy leads the Pac-12 and ranks sixth (tied) in the nation with seven sacks or an average of one per game. UCLA OLB Anthony Barr averages 1.8 tackles for a loss per game, which ranks fifth in the nation. Those two are the leaders for Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year... Oregon State CB Steven Nelson leads the nation with five interceptions (0.7 per game)... Stanford's Ty Montgomery leads the nation with 35.2 yards per kickoff return.